Strange Proximity: Deleuze et Derrida dans les parages du concept

Paul Patton

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If there is such a thing as poststructuralist thought, then it ought to be possible to show how this is shared in different ways and to varying degrees by an indeterminate number of thinkers. And if there is a real commonality among those often grouped together under the rubric of a 'philosophy of difference', then this would need to be demonstrated in the case of its principal practitioners, Deleuze and Derrida. To date, there has been suprisingly little comparative investigation of their work, although many have commented upon the kinship between them: Jean-Luc Nancy, for example, points to the 'strange proximity* that enables him to recognise in Deleuze a philosophical contemporary despite profound differences in philosophical orientation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-133
Number of pages17
JournalOxford Literary Review
Issue number1/2
Publication statusPublished - 1996


  • Deleuze, Gilles, 1925-1995
  • Derrida, Jacques
  • Philosophy
  • Difference
  • Comparison


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